Monochrome Monday – Chained

I noticed that almost all of the bicycles in NYC had these very heavy chains on them to lock them up tight while their owners were at work or wherever they were.  First thing that struck me was how many of them were; how many people got too and fro in Manhattan on a bike! And secondly, no one used any of the bike chains I’m used to seeing.  Nope! None of those wimpy encased in protective rubber sheaths chains here.  We are talking industrial strength locks and chains here, folks.  While converting this image to black and white I started to think about songs with the word chain/s in them.  Here’s what I came up with – can you add any?

Chain of Fools – The Chain – Rare and Precious Chain – Ball & Chain – Back on the Chain Gang – Chains – Chain Gang (different singer and song than Back on the Chain Gang) – Chain Lightning – Unchain my Heart





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  1. #1 by bulldog on September 22, 2014 - 6:50 am

    Great capture…

  2. #3 by Cindi on September 22, 2014 - 8:50 am

    The Righteous Brothers’ “Unchained Melody” … although I guess, if you really use that, the bike would get stolen. 😉

    Great texture in the image! I do like your Monochrome Monday images.

    • #4 by imagesbytdashfield on September 22, 2014 - 8:58 am

      Thank you, Cindi 🙂 Your entry qualifies since I included unchain my heart. Just no unchaining bikes!

  3. #5 by The Dose of Reality on September 22, 2014 - 9:54 am

    They are not kidding around up there! I am always astonished at how many people ride bikes in NYC, too…talk about taking your life in your hands!-Ashley

    • #6 by imagesbytdashfield on September 22, 2014 - 10:00 am

      And now they have all of the rental city bikes for those who want to try living on the edge! Not me! The cabbies are scary enough 😉

  4. #7 by kathryningrid on September 22, 2014 - 3:18 pm

    Love this shot. Bold, crisp, full of interesting curves and angles, and yes, stories too.

    • #8 by imagesbytdashfield on September 22, 2014 - 5:04 pm

      The thought of pedaling through the madness that is Manhattan just boggles the mind! 🙂

  5. #9 by Indah Susanti on September 22, 2014 - 3:20 pm

    Love the composition Teri! great shot!

    • #10 by imagesbytdashfield on September 22, 2014 - 5:04 pm

      Thanks, Indah! You should’ve seen me crouching down on a NYC sidewalk for the shot lol

  6. #11 by imagesbytdashfield on October 5, 2015 - 10:19 am

    Reblogged this on Images by T.Dashfield and commented:

    Hello hello hello! My posting may be reblogs or spotty this week as my world has been turned upside down. Family medical emergency to deal with along with my trying to hard to pack for our impending move and I injured myself to the point that it’s PT or being loopy out of my mind on pain meds….heavy sigh! So please bear with me with the repeats and gaps in service until things are back in order.

    At least I didn’t break anything this time 🙂

  7. #12 by ChgoJohn on October 8, 2015 - 11:03 am

    Rare to see bikes chained around here. Everyone uses those supposedly impossible-to-cut locks shaped like a U. A chain may be good for the day but I’d never leave a bike outdoors with one once the sun sets. As for the music, how about Diana Ross’s “Chain Reaction”?

    Sorry to hear that things haven’t been going well of late. Do take care, Teri.

  8. #14 by badfish on October 12, 2015 - 1:11 am

    Marvelous shot. Love the B&W (how did you change it?), and love the composition! In Amsterdam, they use the same kind of locks, because everybody rides a bike, and everyone has gotten their bike stolen at least once. It’s a rite of passage in Amsterdam–an otherwise perfect city.

    • #15 by imagesbytdashfield on October 12, 2015 - 3:44 pm

      Bad bike snatchers! I used a Lightroom preset for this image to get the high contrast b&w effect.

      • #16 by badfish on October 13, 2015 - 11:28 pm

        I MUST learn Lightroom

      • #17 by imagesbytdashfield on October 14, 2015 - 8:19 am

        I highly recommend Scott Kelby’s book for Lightroom.

      • #18 by badfish on October 14, 2015 - 11:10 pm

        The one called Lightroom CC? Hmmmm. The Lightroom I have on my laptop is 4. Perhaps I should pop for an upgrade? Sooner or later, I have to learn this stuff.

      • #19 by imagesbytdashfield on October 15, 2015 - 9:16 am

        I have LR 4 on my computers and his books are for just about every version out there. Trust me, his book is easy to follow and helps you learn.

      • #20 by badfish on October 15, 2015 - 10:43 pm

        I think you have just made me a very happy person. I just didn’t want to spend money on a new version…and then maybe not use it until they had two newer versions!

      • #21 by imagesbytdashfield on October 16, 2015 - 9:06 pm

        Go for it and have fun!

      • #22 by badfish on October 16, 2015 - 9:31 pm


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